Cuchein Ollibeag

Copper engraving
Date: early 17th century
Sources: [1],[2]
تصویر حسینعلی بیگ - یکی‌ از فرستادگان صفوی به اروپا
This is a portrait of Hossein Ali Beig (written as Cuchein Ollibeag in the engraved work) who was one of the Persian envoys sent to Europe by the Safavids. Here he is seen at the court of the Holly Roman Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. If his name is written correctly in the portrait, he is then the ambassador himself. However I am not too convinced that this portrait belongs to the ambassador as he looks different in another portrait. [3] The text in Persian does not mention any ambassadorial status either.